Autism Socials and Befriending Scheme

Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union are currently running a fantastic student-led project for those with a diagnosis on the autism  spectrum. They run a number of age specific social and befriending clubs, which are detailed below.


Jigsaw is a befriending scheme for children and young people aged 6-15 years on the autistic spectrum. Student volunteers are matched with a children in Sheffield based on similar interests and hobbies. Typically, student volunteers go in to the family home once a week for an hour. The dates and times are agreed between the student and the family.


Interact is a monthly social club for 11- 15 year olds who have a diagnosis on the autistic spectrum. The social club meet once a month and use drama games, role play and arts and crafts in a fun social setting.


The Hub is a monthly social club for 14- 19 year olds who have a diagnosis on the autistic spectrum. The club meet once a month and sessions include quizzes, board games and arts and crafts.


Monday Club is a monthly social club for 18+ who are on the autistic spectrum. Activities include quizzes, blowing trips, table tennis and much more!

If you know someone that would like to attend these sessions or have any questions about the group please contact Holly Shreeves at


National Deaf Children’s Society – Coach Bursary Scheme 2015

What is the Coach Bursary Scheme?

Our Coach Bursary Scheme supports deaf young people gain sports coaching qualifications and encourages them to lead sports activities for other deaf children and young people.

If there are more deaf coaches, we believe more deaf children and young people will be inspired to take up sport and physical activity.  We want to support deaf young people to get involved in volunteering, coaching and sports leadership and show that sports coaching is a real career option.


Who can apply?

Our sports bursaries are for young people from across the UK.


We give priority to young people who:

  • are aged 16 to 25
  • are deaf

Or have British Sign Language skills (level 2 or above)

  • have experience working with deaf young people
  • can tell us how gaining the qualification supports more deaf young people to participate in sport


How does it work?


The bursary supports Level 1 or 2 sports coaching qualifications from recognised National Governing Body’s (NGB’s).

NDCS pay up to 90% of the cost, the rest is funded by the applicant


Successful applicants will be asked to agree to:

  • Complete the full qualification
  • Tell us about their experience on the course
  • Tell us how they have used their new skills to support deaf children and young people


The closing date is Wednesday 2 December 2015


How do I apply?


Complete the application form

and email to


or post to the Inclusive Activities Team, NDCS, Vincent House, 92-93 Edward Street, Birmingham, B1 2RA



If you have any questions contact

National Deaf Youth Football Tournament

The tournaments are open to all deaf football teams, deaf youth groups and mixed deaf and hearing teams who want to play.  Age groups will be U13, U16 and U18.

Northern Regional Tournament – Sunday 20th March at Liverpool North Goals Center

Deaf Football Tournament

For more information and for entry forms please see our website

Tennis Hub Stars

Graves Hub Stars

Ever fancied trying tennis, why not come to out all inclusive session at Greave Tennis and Leisure


Graves Hub Stars

New Mental Health League

Sheffield Mental Health League

Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA are looking to establish an 11 aside league for people that are, or have, experienced mental ill health. There is a good level of support for this and we are aiming to have this established for 2015/16. if you, or anyone you know, might be interested in playing, or entering a team, please feel free to contact Jason at or call on 0114 261 5507.


Your Summer Holiday in the Park

The summer is well under way and Activity Sheffield are making the most of Sheffield’s brilliant parks and green spaces!

Make sure not to miss out on a summer of fun and activities from Dancing, Rounders and the little library to climbing, football and guided walks, you can even meet some animals or just chill out at the teddy bear’s picnic!

All of our sessions are inclusive and accessible to people with disabilities and additional needs. If you require any further support please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

No need to book, just turn up and join in!


Parson Cross Park S5 8AU –

Mondays, 12 noon – 4.00 pm, 20 July – 24 August.


High Hazels Park S9 4PE –

Tuesdays, 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm, 21 July – 25 August.


Hillsborough Park S6 4HD –

Wednesdays, 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm, 22 July – 26 August.


Greenhill Park S8 7HL –

Thursdays, 10.00 am – 2.00 pm, 20 July – 24 August.


Norfolk Park S2 3QF –

Wednesdays, 12 noon – 4.00 pm, 22 July – 26 August.

Fridays, 10.00 am – 2.00 pm, 24 July – 21 August.


Concord Park S5 6AB –

Monday, 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm, 20 July – 24 August.

Satuday, 12.00 noon – 4.00 pm, 25 July – 29 August.


Inclusive Zone Basketball – Match Report

On February 4th we welcomed 5 schools from across Sheffield to take part in our Inclusive Zone Basketball tournament. With 6 teams entered we were not short of entertainment. Plenty of baskets were scored with some excellent teamwork on display. Our overall winners of the day on points were All Saints School, with Handsworth Grange School winning the Fair Play award.

For more information on Inclusive Zone Basketball click here.


What will 2015 bring for you?

With so many campaigns around already this year, we want to know what sports and physical activity you want to do! Whether you inspired by “This girl can” or “Move More Sheffield” now is your chance to shape our timetable.

Please let us know what you are interested in and any feedback on our current sessions by emailing Joanne on or give her a call on 0114 2734266.